Coaches

Learn more about our  coaches' playing and coaching experience below.  

Name:  Ari Nitikman

  • 10 years of playing experience
  • Under-19 BC Provincial team in 2014
  • Professional player for the Vancouver Nighthawks in 2015 and Vancouver Riptide in 2016
  • Player for Furious George-Vancouver's top men's club team (2016)
  • Competitive National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) certification
  • Five years of experience coaching kids in Ultimate
  • CPR-C and First Aid  

Name:  Danie Proby

  • 8 years of playing experience
  • Player and captain of the University of Victoria women's team (2009-2014)
  • Player for Traffic Ultimate-Vancouver's top women's club team (2015 & 2016)
  • Competitive National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) certification
  • Five years of coaching experience including three years in the Middle East with Ultimate Peace
  • CPR-C and First Aid

 


Name:  Elizabeth Hand

  • Two Bronze medals with Great Britain at the Beach World Championships
  • Bronze medal with Team Canada at the 2016 World Championships
  • Player for Traffic Ultimate-Vancouver's top women's club team (2014-2016).  
  • Five years of coaching experience in the UK and Canada

 

Name:  Laura Mason

  • Player and Captain for Traffic Ultimate-Vancouver's top women's club team (2011-2016)
  • Player and Captain of Team Canada in 2016, winning a Bronze medal at the World Championships

Name:  Victoria Lam

  • 8 years of playing experience 
  • Player for UBC T-Birds from 2011-2015
  • Bronze medal at World Championships with U23 Team Canada in 2013 and 2015 
  • Five years of coaching experience with Churchill Secondary, Mischief and Misfit Girls

 

Name:  Brayden Gee

  • Silver medal at Canadian Nationals in 2014
  • Silver medal at World Championships with U23 Team Canada in 2015
  • Professional player for the Vancouver Riptide in 2016
  • Four years of coaching experience, helping David Thompson Secondary to a Bronze in 2015 Tier 2 Provincials and Gold in 2016 Tier 2 Provincials

 

Name:  Nick Menzies

  • Player for Furious George-Vancouver's top men's club team (2005-2013) and captain from 2009-2012
  • Gold medal at Canadian Nationals in 2007, 2008 and 2011
  • Gold medal at USAU Nationals in 2005 and Silver in 2006
  • Gold medal at the World Championships in 2006 and 2008 with Team Canada
  • Four years of coaching experience with Point Grey Secondary from 2007-2011